Deputy editor | Local

Allie Shah is deputy local editor. She previously supervised coverage of K-12 and higher education issues in Minnesota. In her more than 20 year journalism career at the Star Tribune, Shah has reported on topics ranging from education to immigration and health.

Shah has also written for the Chicago Tribune and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Her work has been recognized by Columbia University's School of Journalism, the South Asian Journalists Association, and the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists. A native of Iowa, she graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Robbinsdale woman travels to the world's poorest countries, bearing one simple gift

Ceallaigh Anderson Smart runs a charity with an unusual focus: traveling to impoverished countries to make photo portraits of people who don't have any pictures of their own.

Duluth sisters want to help you fight the winter blues – on a bus

The Sol Sisters treat sun-starved Minnesotans to a dose of warm light.

Scientists have found out why voices like Bob Ross' is so soothing

Read this story in a hushed tone to see if it evokes the brain-tingling sensation known as ASMR.

Look out, Warren Buffett — Minnesota teen writes book on investing

Henry Garwick, co-founder of Steeple People store, dies at 94

Retired Honeywell engineer and member of Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church combined his curiosity, technical skills and passion for social justice.

'Giving jar' wasn't enough: Girl leads Blaine church drive to help homeless

Her efforts to help the homeless netted hundreds of donations when she thought her "giving jar" wasn't enough.

Ice cream made out of snow turns a cold shoulder to safety concerns

Do snowflakes pack a hidden punch from toxic pollutants?

At the U, future doctors and nurses learning to treat patients with food

Taught by a doctor and a chef, U class focuses on better health through healthier eating.

Twin Cities book clubs are having a 'senior' moment

Reading and socializing may help reduce the health risks of social isolation, making book clubs a hit with Minnesotans in senior homes.

Full-scale Hogwarts comes to life for Harry Potter fans in Minnetonka

You can tour the ultimate Harry Potter experience created by a Minnetonka business owner for her daughter's college graduation.